020: Pete Sveen of Think Entrepreneurship | How He Created 6+ Businesses Before Age 30

I usually bristle when someone calls him or herself a “serial entrepreneur.” More often than not, it’s really just someone who has jumped around from one unprofitable product to another, trying to find a win. That’s not “serial entrepreneurship.”? Being a serial entrepreneur means starting different companies, not different products or services.?? Someone who has […]

016: Dan Pink of Drive Workshop| How to Implement Drive Concepts in Your Organization

It was a huge honor to have bestselling author and well respected thought leader Dan Pink be a guest for the second time on my podcast. Dan recently took one of my favorite business books – Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us (affiliate link) – and turned it into a workshop, which he […]

015: Michelle Roby | How to Set up a New Life Coaching Business [Video + Podcast]

Michelle Roby was born and raised Down Under. Now she’s in the Golden State. After a lifetime in Australia, Michelle married a U.S. citizen and they decided to settle down in California. Michelle is a life coach by trade, but she is just getting her new business set up in her new home state and […]

014: Glenn Allen of Open Table & Glyder | How OpenTable Pioneered Online Restaurant Reservations

Today, OpenTable is a $1.4 Billion public company that handles online restaurant reservations and customer relationship management (CRM) for thousands of restaurants. But it wasn’t always that way. Back during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, OpenTable was one of hundreds of plucky little startups around San Francisco just trying to survive. When Glenn […]

013: Dinesh Thirupuvanam of Udemy | The Revolution in Online Education

I had the pleasure recently of sitting down with one of the early employees of Udemy.com, which is a online learing platform using different technologies to create more engaging online courses. In this interview with Dinesh Thirupuvanam, we discuss: how Udemy’s founders went from growing up in a one-room schoolhouse in Turkey to founding one […]

012: Dorie Clark | How to Reinvent Yourself + Book Giveaway

Dorie Clark knows how to reinvent yourself. As a former journalist turned presidential campaign spokesperson — turned branding consultant — she has reinvented herself many different times throughout her career. Now, Clark is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013 — affiliate link), which lays out […]

011: Antonio Centeno of Real Men Real Style and A Tailored Suit| How to Start and Grow a Men’s Style Business

Antonio Centeno makes a big first impression. When I first met him at the New Media Expo this past January, he was easily the best dressed man in the room. Once I got to know Antonio, I saw why he was such a passionate advocate for encouraging other men to dress themselves in a stylish […]

010: Guy Kawasaki | The Artisanal Publishing Movement + Book Giveaway

When an unpublished writer decries the state of traditional publishing, people roll their eyes. When someone who has written and published a dozen books says traditional publishing is dying, then it’s time to sit up and pay attention. Guy Kawasaki is the latter type. While he doesn’t think traditional publishing is going to go away […]

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